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What is considered marital property in Pennsylvania?

As an equitable distribution state, Pennsylvania determines property division based on what is fair, not necessarily what is equal. Under the state’s law, a judge could treat each piece of marital property separately, dividing each one based on differing percentages. You should be aware that the assets that are subject to division will include just about anything that was acquired after the marriage, such as a house, cars, life insurance policies, home furnishings and bank accounts.

Financial considerations for those going through a gray divorce

People in Pennsylvania older than 50 who are ending their marriages are considered to be going through a “gray divorce.” The phenomenon was the subject of a recent Bowling Green State University study, which found the rate of divorce in this demographic doubled between 1990 and 2010.

Helping grandparents who are seeking visitation rights

When a grandparent is unable to spend time with their grandchild, they may experience an incredible amount of emotional pain. Furthermore, the estrangement of a grandparent can also have a negative impact on children. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, people who are facing these challenges firsthand should make sure they explore all avenues and remain committed to working towards an ideal outcome for their grandchild. In some cases, this may include taking legal action and at Kalinoski Law Offices P.C., we are here to help.

Factors that may affect the division of property

According to statistics that were published on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's website, Pennsylvania had a divorce rate of 2.8 per 1,000 population in 2012. These statistics reveal just how many people in the state are separating, some of whom may struggle with the division of their assets.

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